Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2005

Abstract

The dynamics of globalization have prompted governments to re-examine accustomed policies, and search for alternative strategies, in order to re-position their economies for the future. This paper explores the spatial context of state involvement in the new economics of competition, with the focus on Singapore's much publicized, and controversial, orchestration of its state enterprise network to encapsulate economic space for Singapore-based firms to expand into the Asian region. This strategic initiative is promulgated on the exportability of Singapore's æstate credibilityÆ, systemic and operational efficiencies, and technological competencies, to locations where these attributes are less certain. A logit model is applied to questionnaire surveys culled from Singapore's industrial-township projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and China and the findings are presented. The authors conclude that the strategic advantage created for the firms within these privileged investment enclaves, although remarkable, is often at risk from the administrative complexities, and socio-political milieux, of the host environments. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Keywords

Industrial parks, investment enclaves, Singapore

Discipline

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Volume

17

Issue

6

First Page

479

Last Page

499

ISSN

0898-5626

Identifier

10.1080/08985620500361115

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

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